Tag Archives: theatre

taken out of self or into life?

Jonathan Miller was taken to task (again) in the Independent yesterday for criticising celebrity culture, in particular the casting of ‘stars’ in theatre plays, particularly in London. While there have been notable exceptions to this rule on the London stage … Continue reading

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the blossomest blossom

The adaptation written and performed for the dedication of Julia’s writing room flourished into being last week and has now disappeared. Theatre is like blossom, brief but captivating (at best). Despite its transience, it lifts our spirits, gives us hope and ideally contains fruits … Continue reading

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spreading branches

Our little sapling of a show opened last night, having been hothoused with loving care by Tess and the rest of the team.  Tess’ notes have the deftness of a paring knife – clean, sharp and creative. I couldn’t have … Continue reading

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2-4-1

Writing and working at Live for the past week has made me aware of how intense the output of theatre can be there – even if half of it is script in hand – it is certainly fulfilling its remit … Continue reading

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no experience necessary

‘No experience necessary.’ is the unwittingly ironic and innocently damning line spoken by the son in Tom Hadaway’s still bitingly sharp short play The Filleting Machine, an excerpt of which was performed last night in a great celebration of his work led … Continue reading

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room with a view

Actually been working in the Julia Darling writing room today. The painters have finished touching up the painted brick, most of which is at least 150 years old. Despite this and the beams and pillars (see first post), the room … Continue reading

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optimism, cities and songs

Well underway with the third draft now. Nanna’s role has grown a little, though perhaps not as much as might be possible in a larger scale production. It’s good to think of this presentation as work in progress, though hopefully … Continue reading

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